n a brief meeting Thursday evening, the North Reading Zoning Board of Appeals voted to appeal the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) denial of the town’s Safe Harbor assertion to the state’s Housing Appeals Committee (HAC). The town has 20 days from the Oct. 4 denial to file the appeal.
Because the town is in litigation, information will be limited as most official town discussions will be held in Executive Session, as is the case with all litigation involving the town. DIRC will share publicly available information with citizens, but updates may be less frequent. As of now, a ZBA hearing remains scheduled for Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. In addition, HAC hearings are expected to be public, and DIRC will keep citizens updated on the dates, times, and locations when citizens can attend.